Maine Vintage Race Association News

Officers rename major award, show season starts off strong
for Maine Vintage Race Car Association

AUBURN, Maine (June 27, 2017) – Officers and directors of the Maine Vintage Race Car Association (MVRCA) have announced the renaming of a major annual award to honor the group’s founder and past president.

On June 20, a proposal was made and unanimously accepted to change what was formerly known as the President’s Award to the Bob Morris Memorial Award. The award is given each year to an individual or individuals who go the extra mile to serve the MVRCA and its primary mission.
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Eddie MacDonald’s Famous “Flame” Car on Display in the North East Motor Sports Museum

photo by RPM 360

By: Dick Casey

The #17 Late Model “Flame” car driven by Eddie MacDonald to three ACT Invitational titles at NHMS, two Oxford 250 wins with countless victories throughout the northeast for over a decade took its place of honor in new North East Motor Sports Museum located a half-mile south of the entrance to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.

“Words cannot describe how honored I am to have our car in this special place,” said Eddie Mac when delivering his car to the museum. “Dick Berggren came to the shop a few months ago to ask us to display the car at this incredible facility. Rollie (LaChance) and I quickly agreed that this car should be part of this historic collection of New England racing. It is truly humbling. I know racings fans who love our sport as much as we do will be thrilled sharing all the memories. This facility offers something for everyone.”

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Farrington scores first Super Late Model win at Oxford Plains Speedway

Oxford, Maine — Dave Farrington, Jr. of Jay celebrated his first-ever Oxford Plains Speedway Super Late Model victory Saturday night, topping the Budweiser Championship Series card at the historic Route 26 oval track.

A former champion and winner at NASCAR-sanctioned Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Farrington was no stranger to success on the grounds at OPS, where he earned dozens of race wins and a few championships on the smaller, backstretch karting track.  Farrington had planned to race in the PASS Super Late Model race that was cancelled due to a dismal weather forecast in New Brunswick, but forecasted rain cut travel expenses, and paid off nicely. (more…)